[clug-talk] Extending the Signal Range of a WiFi router
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Sep 13 21:55:55 PDT 2009
I would probably favor the directional antennas, as others have
suggested. SimpleWifi had a booth at DefCon with some interesting
options - http://www.simplewifi.com, and relatively reasonably priced.
If I were in your shoes, I would likely start with 3 access points - one
at each location, and bridge them to each other. But it sounds like you
want a single access point that has the range to cover the other
buildings. In this case, I don't think you have much choice but to
boost the transmit power, and deal with more sensitive/directional
antennas for reception. You can pick up wifi range extenders at
Staples/FutureShop, etc. I've never worked with them so am not sure how
well they work. I suspect they only cover the transmit side of things
My random thoughts. Hope they help.
Juan Alberto Cirez wrote:
> Hello fellas,
> I have a question: It's not necessarily Linux (or it could be depending
> on where you sit). I am looking for a way to extend the range of a
> wireless access point to cover several buildings. Here is the setup:
> --The Pouter/Access Point is inside the main house.
> --I have a shop about 50 meters from the house with a PC that I want to
> connect to the network (Using an Ethernet/Wired connection between the
> shop and the router is out of the question; so don't suggest that)
> --There is a barn about 150m - 200m from the main house (or 100m - 150m)
> from the shop.
> --I want to connect both the shop and the barn to the Access Point
> inside the house.
> Right now I'm thinking a) wifi range extenders or b) wifi
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